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Dingling Underground Palace

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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is the only underground Ming tomb that is open. There is a short queue to go inside to see the replica coffins and the marble thrones. The original coffins and many artifacts have long been destroyed. The tomb is worth a visit although it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Betty C
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Out of the 13 Ming Tombs, Ding Ling is the only tomb that has been fully excavated and visitors could enter the underground palace. Ding Ling is the burial tomb of Emperor Wanli and his two empresses. From the ticket office, we walked through the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alvin_83
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in Chinese history you should visit this tomb, with a guide. Alice have us good history about the tomb and its discovery, which was by accident, as there were no written records. There are 3 sarcophogi of the emperor and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anette M
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Lovely place to visit with some interesting history. It's difficult to imagine how it was built so many years ago. There were a lot of stairs and walking. Lovely view at the end. It was a bit boring for the kids but they had a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Ming tombs are a historically fascinating collection of buildings from China's past. Nestled in a huge parkland area that is now rather built over, they are nonetheless quite awe-inspiring. The Dingling is one of (i think) 13 tombs to visit in the area. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Roving_Bill
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here on the way to the Great Wall. This is the underground tomb of Emperor Wan Li. There really isn't that much to see! We entered the tomb, walked down some stairs, saw a few big red coffins and 2 stone thrones and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Frankly the amount of artefacts are so limited, I might as well just read it online. Disappointing trip, wasted money and time spend Suggestion: Just spend your day at Great Wall of Badaling

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ongz2015
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were there.. so we took the time to see this. You hear about them.. and my son (who read the Magic Tree House book Day of the Dragon King which talked about tombs in China) was kind of interested.. but at the end of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jbar434
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I didn’t come here with any firm ideas of what to see and was well educated by the time I left which really made it worthwhile. The tour necessarily involved quite a bit of stair walking, as thought it may, but the sights underground were...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

very interesting place but was left disappointed by the visit as expected to see more than just some tombs , some nice gardens and views but not a lot else

Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from Lucy A | Reviewed this property |
I would advice that you get a guide or join a tour especially for dingling. There are certain explanation, rituals like how to leave the place that you wouldn't be able to know on your own. The great Wall you can do on your... More